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Life in our Bubble

Life in our Bubble: Watering Can


Our daughter first sat independently when she was two-and-a-half. She took a few independent steps at around seven. She still needs help with walking but can take the initiative when it suits her and walk short distances in the house to get to where she wants to be. When we tell people how she was

What is Deprivation of Liberty?


In our previous blog, we discussed the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) and the issue of decision making on behalf of someone who may lack mental capacity to make decisions for themselves. Some of the biggest decisions that need to be made concern where a person lives, how they are cared for and any treatment

Life in our Bubble

Life in our Bubble: Haircut


When our daughter was young she had long blonde hair, wavy and thick. We tied it up, plaited it, kept it off her face with a variety of colourful slides. We thought she looked beautiful. Our local hairdresser was very accommodating when she needed a trim. On a couple of occasions he even opened his

Speak Out Brighton & Hove

Why I volunteer with Brighton & Hove Speakout


Renaissance Legal’s Clare Finn shares why she volunteers for local charity Speakout. Speakout is a charity based in Brighton and Hove, that was started more than 20 years ago. Its purpose is to support people with learning disabilities to speak up and get their voices heard. I started volunteering with Speakout over 15 years ago.

How do I set up a Disabled Person’s Trust?


In previous blogs we have covered what a Disabled Person’s Trust is, how it can be used to benefit a disabled person and the advantages and disadvantages of this type of trust. A Disabled Person’s Trust (which some people may refer to as a ‘disabilities trust’) to recap, can only be set up for people